Saturday, January 30, 2010

Greg Campbellock Jr of the legendary 'The Lockers' passes away

It was a sad day on Thursday, January 28, 2010 as the world loses a legendary street dance pioneer Greg Campbellock Jr from the infamous "The Lockers."

During the 11th Year Anniversary of the Carnival Choreographers Ball held at the Vanguard last Wednesday, January 27, 2010, "The Lockers" were being honored with a special award from the organization along with other notable dance choreographers such as Toni Basil, Greg Campbellock Jr, fainted and was taken to the hospital. 

First word of his passing was received by this reporter from Maryss From Paris Courchinoux of The Beat Freaks. According to Courchinoux tweeter yesterday, "He was the sweetest, kindest man, please keep him in prayers. Funk & dance mourning!"

Campbellock Jr's was a big part of "The Lockers." Quoted from The Lockers' site, "The Lockers were created in 1973, eight years before MTV and thirty-two years before any dance competition television shows. The Group as a whole broke down many barriers." They helped give the locking dance form a place in history as part of the Great American Art Form.
As quoted by Justin Timberlake, "The Lockers were the pioneers that founded a place for street dance in pop culture."

Greg Campbellock Jr will be missed by all in the dance community and beyond. Greg Campbellock Jr 1952-2010.

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